Our Mission : Contribute to the development of a sugar cane industry that is efficient, globally competitive, and sustainable through transfer of improved technologies.

Projects

    Sugar Management Information System

    Creating a sustainable Sugar Cane Industry in Northern Belize

    Weather Monitoring for Northern Belize

    Farmer Field School

    Integrate Pest and Disease Management

Recent News

Strategic Development Plan (SDP)

The Elaboration of a Sugar Industry Strategic Development Plan was agreed to on January 22nd 2015. BY SUGAR INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS, TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED SOCIO-ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN NORTHERN…

IPDM Lab Construction to begin

SIRDI SIGNS DIRECT LABOUR SERVICES CONTRACT WITH DE’MARS’ STONE COMPANY LIMITED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN INTEGRATED PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT (IPDM) LABORATORY FOR THE BELIZE SUGAR INDUSTRY With the assistance of…

BAHA MOU

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU), SIGNED BY THE BELIZE AGRICULTURE HEALTH AUTHORITY (BAHA) AND THE SUGAR INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (SIRDI). A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been established on the 4Th…

SIRDI EU IPDM Project-Metarhizium anisopliae Production: An Integrated Approach to Control Froghopper in Sugarcane

Froghopper is considered a major pest in sugarcane, since every crop cycle it affects sugar-cane farmers by increasing control costs while decreasing productivity, especially with the elimination of the preferential market for…

Sugarcane Stakeholders Attended “Strengthening of Integrated Pest and Disease Management in the Sugar Industry” Project Seminar

The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI), the Government of Belize (GOB) and the European Union (EU) on April 12, 2017 held a first of its kind Integrated Pest and Disease…

Our Departments:

Extension Department

The Technology Transfer Section in collaboration with the Research and Development Section is responsible to improve cane yields, the cost-effectiveness and net returns for the cane farmers implementing an efficient extension network, training courses, on-farm trials and demonstrations, field days and information dissemination. Read More…

Monitoring & Coordination

The role of the Monitoring and Coordination unit of SIRDI is to enhance capacities of sugar cane industry stakeholders to plan the development and implementation of a Sugar Industry Management Information System (SIMIS) for coordination and monitoring. Read More…

Research Department

The Belize Sugar Industry is currently heading in a direction of maximizing production in the same area. Plant nutrition turns into a key factor to increase productivity. Plant nutrition requires an investment from the farmer. Maximizing this investment by utilizing correct quantities of fertilizer applications start to become a key issue of the farmer as the farmers being to lower the cost of production. Read More…

Agriculture & Engineering

The introduction of effective and efficient technologies designed specifically for the mechanical production of sugarcane to assist the sugarcane growers of Belize in being more productive. The primary focus is that of land preparation, emphasising its importance and the proper execution of the different tasks required for sugarcane production. Read More…

 

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